24 March 2011

Clutster Flower Thingamajig



BFF gave me this plastic flower pin and said, This looks like something you would make!

And she's right. If I knew how to make one, I would have made a dozen already.

Problem is I don’t know how. I’m not a bead and jewelry type. I’ll make necklaces out of hair barrettes and fingernails but I haven't a clue when it comes to traditional jewelry making techniques.

Does anyone out there have a link to a tutorial that would break it down for a newbie like me? Or even, just tell me what I should be googling here. "Cluster Flower Thingamajig" isn't getting me very far!

8 comments:

  1. I think it's http://www.clayalley.com/dipit.htm :P Maybe?

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  2. Sure looks the part, Allie! I was stumped, to a point where I thought of darn plastic sheets and puff paint!

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  3. Tis beautiful!!! It would be super easy to assemble, once you have the petals...hmm, how to make those petals? I think you should make them from your melted plastic cups!

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  4. Ok, don't judge, but my first thought was that it looked like someone had taken the cheapy little kids sunglasses you can buy in packs of 5 in the party favor section and heated them just enough to form them into petals. I'm not sure that's logistically possible, but I would certainly leave it up to you to do it if it is!

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  5. I got no ideas, but like you, I am unschooled in the magical ways of jewelry artists... Hmmm. I'll keep the eyes peeled...

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  6. I also thought of DipIt when I saw it! My mom made flowers out of it in the 70's- didn't know it was still around. But what are the outer "frames" made of? I like the sunglass idea. They don't look all that uniform.

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  7. Hi Aunt Peaches! I think you could make these from some stuff called "friendly plastic". Here's a blog that has lots of "how to's" ......http://friendlyplastic.blogspot.com/ and you can google it to find lots of places to buy it online.
    You, being so talented and all, could probably make them from water bottles and a blow torch and some touches of nail polish on the edges.....

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  8. I'm several years late to the party. My first thought was Shrinky Dinks! Did you find a solution to this puzzle?

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